Welcome to the Musicport Festival Blog

As tickets go on sale for Musicport 2011 – the 12th festival, the 4th year at Bridlington and aiming to be the biggest yet - we’ll blog our way through the Musicport year, bringing you news of bookings, ideas and developments as the line-up takes shape, and a glimpse of the lives and minds of the Musicport staff and crew. We’ll be looking for thoughts and comments from you too – please join in, wherever you are!

You may have noticed that this blog was rather neglected during last year's festival. This was because we took it upon ourselves to 'live tweet' the event. Follow us @musicportfest or on #musicport you can also find us on facebook

Friday, 10 June 2011

BREAKING NEWS: 12Lve (Goldie's Band) to headline friday night at Musicport 2011

‎We are very excited to announce that 12lve (Goldie's Band) are confirmed to headline Musicport 2011 on Friday the 4th of November.

12lve are a group of young people who have came together through the medium of a BBC series "Goldies Band" and flourished. Their music is inspiring and fresh.  Their own personal stories are proof that your situation doesn't have to define who you are... For this group of 12 individuals it is obviously music which they choose to be defined by.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

2011 Festival

It's beginning to get exciting in the Musicport office.Tickets for 2011 are now on sale. Dates are 4-6 November

Artists confirmed so far include Hugh Masekela, Mari Boine, Mercedes Peon, Amsterdam Klezmer Band, Andy Kershaw, Kanda Bongo Man, Julaba Kunda, Deglulen, Mary Coughlan, Iain Matthews, Cigdem Aslan, Krar Collective and lots lots more
Some exciting new additions to the programming this year include a Friday night pyrotechnic extravaganza with a Salvador Dali theme (by NWSI) ... A performance by Ergo Phizmiz & his troupe of The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien ...An aeriel show by Urban Angels....and a Musicport book project by Route Publication & Ian Clayton that you will be encouraged to contribute to...